Alleged Mobster: Jimmy Hoffa Is Buried Here
Former Cosa Nostra No. 2 Tony Zerilli breaks his silence
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jan 14, 2013 3:30 PM CST
Tony Zerilli shows a reporter with NBC 4 New York the field where he believes Hoffa is buried.   (NBC 4)

(Newser) – Jimmy Hoffa's body might be found at long last. A man the FBI believes was once the second in command of the Detroit Cosa Nostra has broken his silence about Hoffa's disappearance, showing NBC 4 New York a field that he claims is the Teamster boss's final resting place. "If I had a thousand dollars, I'd bet you a thousand dollars he's buried here," Tony Zerilli says. The field is in suburban Detroit, just 20 miles from the restaurant where Hoffa was last seen.

Zerilli, now 85, was in prison when Hoffa died. "If I wasn't away, I don't think it would have ever happened," he said. He says he's speaking up to give Hoffa's family closure, and because "he was a friend of mine, and people connect me to his disappearance." It also probably doesn't hurt that Zerilli is, in his words, "dead broke"; he's hoping to cash in with a book and a website, hoffafound.com. Still, a former US Attorney says Zerilli represents perhaps the most promising lead ever in the case.

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jfarley
Jan 15, 2013 7:27 PM CST
they grounded him up into fish food theyll never find him
RLM357
Jan 15, 2013 3:26 PM CST
The FISH! The FISH! When ever the Mafia uses a Fish, as in this case, to signal the missing person is dead, it means "He Sleeps with the Fish!" In other words, in the WATER! On the docks there are tremendously strong Grinders that load the trash barges for dumping at sea. They have been there for a long time and the Dumping has been conducted likewise. Hoffa was probably ground up and dumped either directly into the water or awaing barges. It has been said that the Mob contriol the waterfront. The rest is a wild goose chase. ~"When the Inmate was on the phone with his father, a Gardiner, he was overheard cautioning the father to "Not dig up the Garden !! " The Nest day the FBI plowed and tore up the entire Garden area to no avail and leaving the entire soil overturned and smoothed. The following day the Son again on the phone, was overheard telling his father, "Happy Birthday Dad, now you can plant your Roses." ~Rick Magee, FL
Bieberforpres2016
Jan 15, 2013 10:20 AM CST
Where's Waldo?